G-7 rolls out answer to China's Belt and Road initiative

(Politico, Washington, 27 June 2022) Biden and other G-7 leaders meeting in Germany on Sunday pledged to provide $600 billion in public and private financing for developing country infrastructure projects over the next five years, in a move aimed at countering China’s growing global economic clout. The United States will “mobilize” $200 billion of the public and private capital for the Partnership for Global Infrastructure (PGII), the G-7’s answer to China’s multitrillion-dollar Belt-and-Road infrastructure initiative that Beijing launched back in 2013. It is not clear what portion of the US $200bn support will come from EXIM.